UPDATED 6:40 P.M.: Investigators are trying to determine what caused a Metro-North passenger train to jump off the rails on Sunday morning, killing four people, while on an area of track that New York’s governor called “dangerous.”
The National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation Sunday at the scene of the derailment, about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station on the... » more
The MTA will be making overnight repairs to the F line this week, rerouting the trains in Manhattan and Brooklyn on four nights.
From Monday to Friday, beginning each night at 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the F train will run on the A line in both directions between West Fourth Street and Jay Street-Metrotech. That means F train service will be suspended at stations at Broadway-Lafayette Street, Second... » more
UPDATED 4:40 P.M.: The Los Angeles coroner has requested the dental records of "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, who died in a fiery crash involving Rodas's red Porsche Carrera GT Saturday afternoon in Valencia, Santa Clarita.
The two bodies recovered from the wreckage "are not visually identifiable," explained Los Angeles County Coroner... » more
When the Rangers take the ice Monday against the Winnipeg Jets, the team will have some big assists from children associated with MSG's non-profit charity Garden of Dreams Foundation.
Thirty children from city organizations including the Children's Aid Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation and more will be taking on duties at the Garden Monday night, ranging from singing the national anthem to dropping... » more
For Marissa Vicario, working in public relations didn’t satisfy her interest in nutrition and her desire to inspire others to be healthy. So, even after getting a master’s degree in a related field, she left her PR job at a Fortune 500 company to start a career as a holistic health coach. Vicario, 35, went back to school to study nutrition and holistic health, and founded Marissa’s Well-Being and... » more
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continued to light up the box office through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting a record $110.2 million over five days to surpass a hefty opening for Disney's new animated film "Frozen," and bringing its 10-day total to nearly $300 million.
Moviegoers flooded theaters in record-setting numbers, dropping $294 million at box offices,... » more
A 19-year-old East New York man was awaiting arraignment Wednesday on multiple charges, after being arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a 14-year-old girl on her way home from school on Nov. 22.
Rashawn Williams is being charged by the Brooklyn District Attorney with attempted murder, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, in the Nov. 22 shooting of a... » more
Electronic cigarettes may soon be as unwelcome in public places as their tobacco counterparts.
The City Council has scheduled a hearing next Wednesday on legislation that would add e-cigarettes to the Smoke Free Air Act, the law Mayor Michael Bloomberg instituted in 2003 to ban smoking inside bars, restaurants and offices. The Council's proposed bill would also extend the ban on e-cigarettes,... » more
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s signature campaign pledge on raising taxes for education got a boost from a poll Wednesday showing a majority of state voters back the proposal.
A Quinnipiac University poll showed 63% of voters in New York State back De Blasio’s plan to hike taxes on wealthier New York City residents making $500,000 a year or more.
The plan needs approval from Albany in... » more
New Yorkers certainly won't be thankful for the messy weather expected to hit the area.
The city is under flood and wind advisories Wednesday due to the storm that hit the northeast Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
With gusts up to 50 mph, a wind advisory will be in effect until 9 a.m., while a flood warning was issued for the possible four inches of rain expected... » more